The latest ( and final chapter) of the 1987 series features a cameo of members of the LA Death Squad. We didn't know much about this gang, but knew it was a sprawling network of Punk Rock/ Skinheads/ Etc. from Southern California. And back then, anything SoCal just seemed scary based on the numerous affiliations and just sheer size. When these guys visited Santa Cruz, it was hard not to notice.
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